Piali Dasgupta is currently Senior Vice President, Marketing, at Columbia Pacific Communities, India’s largest senior living community operator. Columbia Pacific Communities is part of the Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management. which has presence across USA, Canada, China and India. Piali started her career in journalism with The Times of India, and crossed over to Marketing and Communication with playing key roles in creating impactful content marketing strategies for Myntra and later Amazon. She was responsible for creating Myntra’s very popular style makeover series along with celebrity style chat show series. In a career spanning 14 years, Piali has created a number of award winning marketing campaigns and served on juries. She is on Social Samosa’s Top 40 marketers under 40 list for the year 2019-2020 and has also been awarded the Content Mogul title by CMS Asia (Content Marketing Summit Asia) and has been named one of the top 10 Content Marketing Leaders in APAC in 2020 by CMS Asia. She has also been recognised as the Woman Marketer of The Year at MCube (Masters of Modern Marketing) Awards 2020. She was also part of Social Media Superwomen 2018, that recognised the top 50 women in
marketing in India. She has worked across print media, e-commerce (Myntra, Amazon), retail (Aditya Birla Fashion
Retail) and real estate and is currently building a compelling brand narrative around senior care inIndia.
Her core expertise lies in content marketing, storytelling, building brand narratives and strengthening
brand positioning through storytelling. According to her, good content is one that is purposeful, uplifting and has the ability to startconversations and believes that we are long past the age of “vanity content” or content for the sake of content. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, is a voracious reader, spends time sketching and is also a
strong mental health advocate, doing her bit to remove long standing stigmas around mental illness.
Soumini Sridhara Paul is Vice President of the Talent and Independent content platform, Artist Aloud (Hungama Digital Media Ent. Pvt. Ltd.). Launched in January 2010, Soumini has spearheaded the set up of Artist Aloud, South Asia’s premier digital platform for established and new talent with independent audio and video content along with a dedicated team. She also is Head of Operations and Content Development for Kids and other channels on YouTube and Special Content Creation and Event IP projects for Hungama. One of her pet projects is the channel she is building along with a wonderful team for Hungama Kids creating content which is age appropriate, entertaining and educational. She has over 20 years experience as a Pop Artist, Artist Manager as well as assignments with Channel [V] including Bollywood, Independent and International talent and Universal Music including album launches and promotions and artist relations. As a hobby, Soumini has been dabbling into writing for the last 5 years and Disha The Challenge is her first ever-published work through Partridge. She started her artistic stint as a singer almost 20 years back but chose to work in other aspects of the industry to build something that would change the face of Talent and Independent Content Space.
Balaji is an integrated marketing communication professional with over 16 years of extensive experience in building brands for both global and Indian companies.
In his current role as Marketing Director, CEEMEA for Franklin Templeton, Balaji is responsible for marketing strategy and building brand SOV for the CEEMEA region. The region covers over 20 countries across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and focuses both on institutional and retail businesses.
Prior to this role, Balaji was Deputy Head – Marketing for Franklin Templeton India and was responsible for leading all key brand initiatives. Balaji has been one of the early adopters of leveraging gamification, video content and storytelling in the mutual fund industry to promote investor education in the online space. His deep understanding of consumer marketing and customer lifecycle journeys have won him multiple awards in India and globally across creativity, content, innovation and effectiveness. Very recently, he was conferred with the citation of “Marketing Influencer of the Year” by DMA Asia at the 2018 DMA Asia Echo Awards.
National SEO Director | NEO Media World
As the Head of Digital Content & Brand Solutions (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amankanjhlia/ ), I define, curate and deliver strategic content & communication led monetizable initiatives for brands at HT Digital.
With story-telling becoming mainstream, my aim is to create engaging experiences that make for great narratives. Decoding a brand’s requirement, identifying the need-gap and achieving the defined objective through a compelling story is what I do best!
In my 20+ years career, I have worked with the best of the companies and sharpest minds, be it The Economic Times, Network 18, HT Media, TinyOwl Technologies, Percept or Rediff.com.
With experience panning all formats of media and communication and profiles which are as diverse as managing P&L to story based marketing campaigns, I believe these are exciting times for marketers as the world of ‘content’ and ‘communication’ is democratized by technology. It’s an era to employ technology to engage with your community led by EQ, aided by storytelling and driven by value.
Anay is currently Advisory Consultant and CTO Ambassador at Dell Technologies . He has 15+ years of experience in IT and has worked with some of the large enterprise organization’s & customers across the world. Anay is a trusted advisor & an eminent Industry Speaker creating mindshare around next-gen technology trends & employability skills. He has also written lot of Technology blogs & has been part of renowned Industry events as Keynote Speaker or Panelist. He has multiple Industry certifications and is also passionate about giving back, photography, exploring new places & trying new cuisines.
Marketing professional & Automobile Industry Expert with 11 years of successful track record in Brand Development, Product Marketing & Planning, Marketing Communication, Category Management, Marketing Operations, Strategy and Media Advertising. Outstanding performance in CFT leadership, Brand Communication, ATL/BTL, Product Development, Product Launches, Special Editions, Events & Sponsorship, Media Planning, Digital Content, Agency leadership, Celebrity management, Retail Marketing, Luxury & Sports Marketing, Business Planning & CRM. Currently heading Marketing & PR for Harley-Davidson India. Was associated with Nissan Motor India as Head – Marcom for Datsun brand. Prior was Sr. Group Product Marketing Lead & Country Chief Marketing Manager for Hatch, Sedan, Luxury SUV, Sports, Electric Vehicle & Connected Car(Intelligent Mobility) segments leading the product, pricing, Go To Market and project management strategy for Nissan India. Before Nissan, was Sr. Category Brand Head – Commuter motorcycles for World’s largest two wheeler manufacturer (Hero MotoCorp- formerly known as Hero Honda), taking care of brand development, marketing communication, strategy, digital content nationally for the 10-brands portfolio along with key corporate marketing and global business projects. Started career as Marketing Lead for North with focus on regional media, BTL activations, rural, sales support & CRM. Part of strategic projects as a CFT member/leader like CBU Business model, Intelligent Mobility, Scenario Planning, DMS, Dealer websites, Marketing Planning & Budgeting Software, QBR – Commonwealth Games, IPL, MTV Roadies, HIL, Hero World Challenge, FIFA, ICC, Employer Branding, National Dealer Conclaves, Auto shows, Factory Launches, International Marketing & CSR. An MBA in Marketing & Operations; Also a Mechanical Engineering Degree holder along with Executive programs in Digital Marketing & Leadership. Ad Awards Jury & Globally certified GT-R instructor